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Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate, we've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg. We're on the cusp of doing something we've long believed in.feedback
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Sep 20 2017
Paul Ryan has been quoted 786 times. The one recent article where Paul Ryan has been quoted is Hill Republicans’ influence ebbs - and they are unsure what to do about it. Most recently, Paul Ryan was quoted as having said, “First off, there's no agreement. The president and the chief of staff called me from Air Force One today to discuss what was discussed. And it was a discussion, not an agreement or a negotiation.”.
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Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

People are using their smartphones to apply for aid from FEMA even before the hurricanes land. The Treasury Secretary is worried about the nation's borrowing limit and cash flow with a new hurricane coming, and those are the concerns that trump everything else. We haven't done the whip count on this, so I don't know about [what] the vote count is. We thought we had more time to work on this before the hurricanes hit.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Our goal is to be at or below the industrialized world average - and that's 22.5 (percent). So our goal is to get in the mid to low 20s. And we think that's an achievable goal.feedback

Sep 07 2017

We want America to wake up on New Year's Day 2018 with a new tax system.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

I won't get into a private conversion that we had [at the White House], but I think there's a legitimate role for the power of the purse of the Article 1 powers and that's something we defend here in Congress.feedback

Sep 07 2017

What it is is a fairness issue. For every wage you raise, you actually end up losing jobs. You end up destroying jobs.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Immigration

I know he's disgusted by these people. His kids, his grandkids are Jewish.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Immigration

The point is every single one of us needs to be really clear about this.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It's totally reasonable and appropriate that when you take a look at the DACA dilemma, this is a dilemma that in large part, stems from the fact that it is a symptom of a larger problem. And the larger problem is that we do not have control over our borders. And so it's only reasonable and fitting that we also address the root cause of the problem, which is borders that are not sufficiently controlled while we address this very real and very human problem that's right in front of us.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

What we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem in 10 years from now. We want to make sure that we fix this issue for these kids, for these young people, and to address the root cause of the problem.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

We will not be advancing legislation that does not have the support of President Trump, because we're going to work with the president on how to do this legislation. If we have legislation coming through here that is worked with and supported by the president, I'm very confident that our members will support that.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

I think there's a serious humane issue here that needs to be dealt with, but it's only fitting and reasonable that we also deal with some of the root causes of this problem, because what we don't want to have happen is another DACA problem 10 years from now.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

He gave us time to work out a consensus, to find a compromise. Where does that compromise exist? That's what we're going to spend the next months figuring out, where that compromise is.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - DACA

I actually don't think he should do that. This is something that Congress has to fix.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Immigration

It is my hope that the House and Senate, with the president's leadership, will be able to find consensus on a permanent legislative solution that includes ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong can still contribute as a valued part of this great country.feedback

Sep 03 2017

This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for.feedback

Sep 01 2017 - Immigration

There needs to be a legislative solution. That's one that we're working on. And I think we want to give people peace of mind.feedback

Sep 01 2017

We won't fully know what all is needed for some time. But we do know that the cash drain is fast. And so we're going to have to do some quick responses.feedback

Aug 30 2017 - Trump Presidency

President Trump is taking the case for tax reform straight to Main Street. We are united in our determination to get this done.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Trump Presidency

Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.feedback

Aug 25 2017

We recognize and acknowledge and believe you need to maintain the mortgage interest deduction. Whether it can be improved in how it works, that's the decision and discussion we'll have on an ongoing basis.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think anyone's interested in having a shutdown. I don't think it's in our interest to do so while we work on doing what we actually said we would do, what we've done already in the House and we need to do, which is to control our borders.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think anyone is interested in having a shutdown. I don't think it's in our interest to do so.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - American politics

For me it's really important the president succeeds, because if he succeeds then the country succeeds.feedback

Aug 24 2017

Those of us who are leaders, we can multitask. We can work on funding, we can work on debt limit while the committee of jurisdiction works on getting this tax bill ready.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Republican Party

We pay our debts in this country, and we'll continue to do so. I'm not worried that's going to get done, because it's going to get done.feedback

Aug 24 2017

I know we will get this done. I'm really not that worried about this; we have plenty of options ahead of us.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We very passionately believe that permanence is very, very important. So the big decision-making provisions in the tax code? That stuff's got to be permanent. There are other things you can do that can have time dates on it, to make sure that the numbers work. But the big macro-economic policies - the rates and things like that - that stuff has to be made permanent.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We will pay our debts and we will make the debt limit. I'm really not worried about getting this done because I know we will get this done and we will pass the increase before we hit the debt limit.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

It should not be about the president. This is not about Republicans or Democrats.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

It was not only morally ambiguous, it was equivocating. It was wrong.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think he needs to do better. What good does that do to unify this country?feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

The notion that anyone is intrinsically superior to anyone else runs completely counter to our founding principles.feedback

Aug 21 2017

It hasn't been done since the year I got my driver's license, 1986.feedback

Aug 21 2017

Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course I do. But I don't think it's going to change.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We all have a lot more to do. We have a lot more to do in this area. And I think we have a lot more to do to make sure these guys don't get normalized.feedback

Aug 21 2017

The options are not pretty options.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We cannot allow another safe haven for terrorists to materialize again.feedback

Aug 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive.feedback

Aug 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.feedback

Aug 07 2017

Tax reform's absolutely essential for getting faster economic growth that's durable, long-lasting.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Republican Party

There's not a complete consensus on how best to do health care reform. On tax reform, we have that consensus.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Obamacare

If moving forward requires a conference committee, that is something the House is willing to do. The reality, however, is that repealing and replacing Obamacare still ultimately requires the Senate to produce 51 votes for an actual plan.feedback

Jul 28 2017

The House remains committed to finding a solution and working with our Senate colleagues, but the burden remains on the Senate to demonstrate that it is capable of passing something that keeps our promise, as the House has already done. Until the Senate can do that, we will never be able to develop a conference report that becomes law. We expect the Senate to act first on whatever the conference committee produces.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - American politics

He has served the president and the American people capably and passionately. He has achieved so much, and he has done it all with class. I could not be more proud to call Reince a dear friend.feedback

Jul 27 2017

Reince is doing a fantastic job at the White House and I believe he has the president's confidence. If those two gentlemen have differences, my advice would be to sit down and settle your differences.feedback

Jul 27 2017

We must be vigilant in protecting our homeland. That's our priority.feedback

Jul 27 2017

No one can guarantee anything.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Russia

If you turn on the TV, it says Russia this and Russia that and countdown clocks and all this stuff. We're doing a lot of other things here in the Congress; we're not letting that stuff distract us. We have done so much of our agenda already in the House in the first six months.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Republican Party

Obviously, as you can see in the Senate, there is a difference of opinions on how to do health-care reform. We are so much more unified on tax reform, on what it looks like, and how to do it and the need to do it.feedback

Jul 20 2017

John McCain has always been a warrior. It's who he is. I know John is going to fight this with the same sheer force of will that has earned him the admiration of the nation. And all of us, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans, are behind him. The prayers of the whole House are with Senator McCain and his family.feedback

Jul 20 2017

This is a once in a generation moment. It is time to cut taxes and simplify the code. It is time to create jobs and grow our economy. It is time to restore our nation to its full potential. It's time to get this done.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - American politics

I understand it's controversial and some people don't like it. At the end of the day, what matters is we get tax reform that we can all agree to, and so we're working toward that consensus ... We're going to get there.feedback

Jul 19 2017

The budget that's going through Congress now is just the budget, it's not the actual tax reform bill. That's something that will be written in the fall.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

They don't want to get us off of the Obamacare train; they want to double-down on a failed system that is in the middle of a collapse. Ultimately, it's very clear that they're more interested a single-payer system which means government-run health care. Government-run health care is not in our nation's interest.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Republican Party

We'd like to see the Senate move on something ... We've got a promise to keep.feedback

Jul 17 2017

These repeal bills are now law, which means those Obama regulations have been struck from the books – forever.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - LGBT

I want to make sure what we do is in close coordination with them.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I think any witness who's been asked to testify before Congress should testify.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Oh, I'm not going to go into hypotheticals.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Decorum is important, especially for this institution. And a dress code in the chamber, in the lobby makes sense. But we also don't need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire. So look for a change on that soon.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Iran

There are some policy issues with respect to making sure that we don't actually inadvertently help Russian oligarchs and oil firms.feedback

Jul 12 2017

We've never moved a bill on the blue-slip issue in a partisan way. I want to keep that bipartisan.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - Sanctions

You know me on this issue. I'm a Russia hawk.feedback

Jul 12 2017

That to me is an indication, a concession by Donald Trump Jr. that he wants and is requesting this information.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - American politics

You will hear that it is dead. Then you will hear it is back on track. Then you will hear it is on life support.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I don't want to have a situation where we just have a screaming fest, a shouting fest where people are being bused in from out of the district to get on TV because they are yelling at somebody. That does nobody any good, and what I want to do is have a civil, good conversation with constituents, and that's why I do all these different things, whether it's planned tours, telephone town halls, office hours, and the rest.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Members should periodically rededicate themselves to the core principles of proper parliamentary practice... Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be.feedback

Jul 05 2017 - Republican Party

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it.feedback

Jul 04 2017

There's a right way to deal with this, and an appropriations bill I don't think is the right way to deal with this.feedback

Jun 30 2017

He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Sanctions

They wrote the bill incorrectly so we've told the Senate you have to write it correctly to follow the Constitution.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - North Korea

We have a lot to work together for. We have shared concerns such as threats posed to both our nations from North Korea.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Immigration

He should not have been here. And she should not have died.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Immigration

This is about protecting law-abiding citizens and getting criminals off of our streets, plain and simple.feedback

Jun 27 2017

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it. So, it's not that people are getting pushed off a plan, it's that people will choose not to buy something they don't like or want.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

I would not bet against Mitch McConnell.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Russia

We want to get this bill cleaned up.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Sanctions

We just want to get moving on it. I support sanctions.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Russia

We've got to honor the blue slip.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Iran

So we want to get this bill cleaned up. We need Foreign Affairs to do their scrub of this legislation, which is what we do every time a bill comes over from the Senate. But Chairman Royce has indicated he wants to get moving on this quickly, and we want to honor that.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

Here in America, 8 out of 10 businesses file their taxes as individuals. In fact, most of our jobs come from these ... small businesses. Real tax reform ... means creating a new lower tax, specifically for small businesses, so they too can compete on a fair, level playing field.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - American politics

Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We can walk and chew gum at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We're working on all these things at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I'm really not worried about these things.feedback

Jun 20 2017

It's actually possible.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I do believe you cannot even get close to 3 percent if you don't get this kind of fundamental fiscal policy put to place. So I think tax reform's absolutely essential for getting faster economic growth that's durable, long-lasting.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are going to get this done in 2017. We need to get this done in 2017. We cannot let this once-in-a-generation moment slip. Transformational tax reform can be done, and we are moving forward. Full speed ahead.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are actually unique in the world in the way we discourage capital from coming back to America and how we incentivize off-shoring jobs. This is not the kind of exceptionalism we should aspire to…We must think differently, so that once again we make things here and export them around the world.feedback

Jun 15 2017

For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner this morning. One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery. I expressed our profound gratitude to them. It is clear to me, based on various eyewitness accounts, that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost.feedback

Jun 14 2017

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job. I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation go on independently.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

This has been a long time in coming.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We've been talking about this for about three years. And we uncovered all the scandals at the VA. Now we're making law. Now we're getting the veterans the kind of response and the kind of accountability they earned and deserved.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - American politics

I'm not saying this isn't important. These investigations are important. They need to be independent. They need to be thorough. They need to go where the facts go. But we also have a duty to serve the people that elected us to fix the problems that they're confronting in their daily lives, and that's what we're doing.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I know Bob Mueller. I have confidence in Bob Mueller.feedback

Jun 13 2017

The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I didn't say that. And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse. It's just my observation.feedback

Jun 09 2017

The president's new at this. He's new to government. And so, he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He's just new to this.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

Our community banks are in trouble. They are being crushed by the costly rules imposed on them by the Dodd-Frank Act. This law may have had good intentions but its consequences have been dire for Main Street.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Trey Gowdy possesses the experience and deep commitment to transparency and accountability necessary to be the House's next Oversight chairman. He has proven that he will always look out for taxpayers and seek answers from the bureaucracy. Trey has my absolute confidence, and I know he will do an outstanding job.feedback

Jun 08 2017

The president is new at this, he is new to government, and so he probably wasn't steeped in the long running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI, and White Houses. He is just new to this. And so I think, what I got out of that testimony is we now know why he was so frustrated when the FBI director told him three times there is no investigation of him yet that speculation was allowed to continue. I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse, it's just my observation.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This legislation comes to the rescue of Main Street America. The Dodd-Frank Act has had a lot of bad consequences for our economy, but most of all in the small communities across our country.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't know the guy, but I've looked at his resume, he seems like to me he's the perfect kind of person. I thought we should have a career person take over the FBI, someone with a deep bench of experience, he certainly seems to fit that bill.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to address the debt ceiling before we hit the debt ceiling. The Treasury secretary is and should always be the person in charge of debt limit negotiations, debt limit legislation. That's a natural thing. Every Treasury secretary is in charge of that.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm not foreclosing any option at this time.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to work with them on this. We're having long, ongoing conversations with our members about how to address this and we'll address it before we hit the debt limit.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The American people have been saddled with a bill for Washington's inability to get this disaster taken care of. And it's simply not right for them to have to pay it any longer. It's time for us to provide them with the choice and control that all Americans want over their own health care.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Wall Street

This is the Republican plan to reform Wall Street and revitalize Main Street – all while protecting the financial futures of Americans.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

This law is in the middle of a collapse. We need to bring down the cost of coverage, and we need to revitalize the market so that people have real choices and real access to affordable health care.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This is a jobs bill for Main Street. It will rein in the overreach of Dodd-Frank that has allowed the big banks to get bigger while small businesses have been unable to get the loans they need to succeed.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Paris climate agreement was simply a raw deal for America. In order to unleash the power of the American economy, our government must encourage production of American energy. I commend President Trump for fulfilling his commitment to the American people and withdrawing from this bad deal.feedback

May 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

Morning, everybody! Busy week! I know people can be consumed with the news of the day. But we are here working on people's problems every day. We have all these committees that do different jobs, and our job is to make sure that we still make progress for the American people, and we're doing that. It's just not what we're being asked about.feedback

May 29 2017 - American politics

We're going to be talking with our members and with the administration on how we resolve the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling issue will get resolved. Every treasury secretary says this and every treasury secretary needs to say this.feedback

May 26 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition.feedback

May 26 2017 - Republican Party

The GOP healthcare plan is so bad, Republicans would rather body-slam reporters than answer a question about it.feedback

May 26 2017

It's not good when you have to tell people, unprompted, that the government is not in chaos. That's like getting an all-caps text from an ex at 3am that says I'M DOING FINE!feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize.feedback

May 25 2017

Remember, the states will also do some of the lifting. We will have federal resources and state resources, which taken together will improve the situation.feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he'll have more to say. I'm going to let the people of Montana decide who they want as their representative.feedback

May 25 2017

Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he's going to have more to say, but there's no call for this, no matter what – on any circumstance.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit. It is another positive step toward keeping our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

May 24 2017 - EPA

The aspiration and the goal [of this budget] is right on the target.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Here's what I'm happy about. We finally have a president who's willing to actually even balance the budget. At least we now have common objectives. Grow the economy, balance the budget.feedback

May 23 2017 - Republican Party

We can finally turn the page on the Obama era of bloated budgets that never balance. President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy.feedback

May 23 2017

Clearly Congress will take that budget and work on our own budget, which is the case every single year. But at least we now have common objectives – grow the economy, balance the budget. So now we are on common ground and we will have a great debate on the details of how to achieve that.feedback

May 21 2017 - Obamacare

The writing was already on the wall that Obamacare was failing. Unfortunately, the Left is only now calling it out–with a pathetic attempt to point the finger at Republicans.feedback

May 19 2017

Sure, drama is not helpful in getting things done. But we are getting things done!feedback

May 19 2017 - Twitter

I don't worry about things that are outside my control.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

No leaks, all right? This is how we know we're a real family here.feedback

May 18 2017

His years of experience fighting poverty and repression in the developing world make him an exceptional choice. In this post, Mark will serve as a strong voice for liberty and help strengthen American leadership abroad.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not even going to give credence to that. I'm not even – there's not even a point making a comment on that.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

Drama is not helpful in getting things done, but we're still getting things done. The special counsel will follow the facts where ever they may lead. It is premature to prejudge anything at this point.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there – there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

I welcome his role at the Department of Justice. The important ongoing bipartisan investigation in the House will also continue.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's clearly a lot of politics being played. Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey if this happens as he allegedly describes; why didn't he take action at the time? So there are a lot of unanswered questions. What I told our members is: now is the time to gather all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There are some people out there who want to harm the president.feedback

May 17 2017

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information. I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why if this happened as he allegedly describes, why he didn't take action at the time. So there are a lot of unanswered questions.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We're not going to try and play to the crowd, or meet a timeline.feedback

May 17 2017

It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. Our job is to be responsible, sober and focused only on gathering the facts.feedback

May 17 2017

Our job is to get the facts.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information.feedback

May 16 2017

We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount.feedback

May 15 2017

The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of television.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

He said, I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about … I thought she was going to talk about something else.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

I really do believe we can get this by the end of the summer. I hope the Senate can move this bill fairly quickly – hopefully in a month or two.feedback

May 09 2017 - Republican Party

That's the way insurance is priced.feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

There wasn't a CBO analysis of this bill. Have you met your own standard here?feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition. And under this bill, you cannot only not be denied coverage –. Let me finish my point. You can't charge people more if they keep continuous coverage. Yes. I think this is a kind of a bogus attack from the left.feedback

May 08 2017

No, no, I don't, because I think the micro-management of Medicaid by the federal government. The Medicaid system isn't working.feedback

May 08 2017

We're keeping our word. People expect their elected leaders, if they run and campaign on doing something, they expect them to do that. And that's what we're doing. We would spell disaster for ourselves, politically ... if we go back on our word.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trumpcare

We think we need to do even more support for people who are older and also more support for people with pre-existing conditions. The Senate will complete the job.feedback

May 07 2017 - Republican Party

This is one stage in a multistage legislative process. You know how this works. They pass a bill through the House. Then they pass a bill through the Senate. And then you go to conference and iron out the differences.feedback

May 07 2017 - Obamacare

We are proud of this effort, it's us keeping our promises and it's a lot better than Obamacare.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare.feedback

May 06 2017

The schedule that we have here is very aggressive, and we can't get to tax reform until we do this.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

This is what winning looks like.feedback

May 05 2017 - Obamacare

We've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law, and I know our friends in the Senate are eager to get to work. We are going to see that work through. You know why we're going to see this work through? Because the issues are just too important. The stakes are just too high.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We've got a lot of work to do. But one thing is now clear. Republicans are committed to keeping our promise to lift the burden of Obamacare from the American people and put in place a better and more patient-centered system.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Seven years of Obamacare is enough.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

A lot of use have waited seven years to case this vote. This bill delivers the promises we have made to the American people.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote.feedback

May 04 2017 - Trumpcare

[I've] only been a politician for a short period of time. How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I'm president. Heh! Hey, I'm president!feedback

May 04 2017

Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote. Are we going to keep the promises that we made, or are we going to falter?feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

This is a crisis, and it is happening.feedback

May 04 2017

I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost.feedback

May 03 2017

No longer will the needs of our military be held hostage by the demands for more domestic spending. In my mind, that is what's most important here.feedback

May 03 2017

What we really wanted to do is break the parity requirement that we endured under Obama, where if you wanted to put a dollar into the military for a ship, for a plane, for bullets, for gas, you had to give the domestic spending of federal government another dollar.feedback

May 03 2017 - Republican Party

His amendment that he's working on is something that nobody has a problem with, and it's actually helping. We're getting extremely close.feedback

May 03 2017

VERIFIED: The MacArthur amendment protects people with pre-existing conditions. The amendment is very clear: Under no circumstance can people be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.feedback

May 03 2017

There are a few layers of protections for pre-existing conditions in this bill.feedback

May 02 2017

This forced parity that we lived under the Obama years really constrained our ability to rebuild our military for this century. No longer are the needs of our military going to be held hostage for increases in domestic spending.feedback

May 02 2017

This means that we can finally make real important strides to increase and improve our readiness. It means we can get our service members the tools and the resources they need to confront the threats that we face all around the world.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

I'd say Tom MacArthur, who actually has an entire career working in insurance, understanding the math and the mechanics and the actuarial science of insurance, has come up with a very innovative amendment that we think works really well.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

This is a unique area for me, living a life in insurance, living with health care issues twice in my life that have resulted in death and seeing the aftermath of that. We bring our perspective in life to everything we do.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

How many times have I had this, Do you agree with the tweet this morning?feedback

May 01 2017

America will be stronger and safer because of this government funding bill. It acts on President Trump's commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation's border security to protect our homeland. Importantly, we have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending, as Democrats had insisted upon for years.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Republican Party

That's the whole goal, to make it easier for people.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Deportation

We're not working on a deportation force.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Trumpcare

I think people's seats are at risk if we don't do what we said we'd do.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Obamacare

I'd be kinda shocked if the Democrats would want to create a government shutdown because they have been dragging their feet. I'm confident we'll be able to pass a short-term extension.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Obamacare

This is a setback – no two ways about it – but it is not the end of this story. We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Trumpcare

We think the MacArthur Amendment is a great way to lower premiums, give states more flexibility. We think it's constructive.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We've been briefed on what they're going to do and it's basically along exactly the same lines that we want to go, so we see this as progress being made. We're moving and getting on the same page.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - American politics

We think the MacArthur amendment is a great way to lower premiums [and] give states more flexibility while protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Those are the three things we want to achieve. I think it helps us get to consensus.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We like it a lot, it puts us on the same page, we're in agreement on 80 percent and on the 20 percent we're in the same ballpark.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

We think it's very constructive. I think it helps us get to consensus.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Obamacare

We'll vote on it when we get the votes.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I enjoy Bill Clinton. The first two years of his term were one thing, but the rest of his presidency was tempered with moderation, and the nation benefited.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - American politics

Wherever we land will be a product the president can and will support.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Obamacare

It's difficult to do. We're very close.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Where others would pivot, he stays true to who he is.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We're in the midst of negotiating sort of finishing touches. It's difficult to do. We're very close. It's basically, make good on the promises that were made.feedback

Apr 19 2017

As soon as possible for us is by the end of summer but we're going to take our time to get it right. We can clearly get this done by the end of summer but if it needs to go a little longer, we'll do that.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - British elections 2017

Ultimately, it is up to the British people to decide their political future–as only they can. And honestly, as my colleagues can attest, we Americans have enough on our plate . . . so I will simply say good luck and please know that no matter the outcome, the United States will proudly stand by your new government.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - British elections 2017

Times like these call for bold leadership, and Theresa May is certainly setting the standard. Yesterday's news and today's vote is indeed a historic event.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We want, as soon as the UK is ready and able, to do a trade agreement, a bilateral trade agreement. We will stand with you through all of it. We're going to be with you through every step of the way. And I know it will be a hard fought election, but hey, don't expect too much sympathy from us... you see we in the House of Representatives are used to doing this every two years.feedback

Apr 19 2017

... Of course we don't want to have military options employed, but we must keep all options on the table.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Article 50

Now that article 50 has been invoked, the UK and the EU will determine the best path forward over the course of these negotiations. We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement: a strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests. In that same vein, the United States will work closely with our EU friends and chart a path forward on TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] negotiations. At the same time we are committed to working with President Trump and your government to achieve a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Britain.feedback

Apr 19 2017

This is one of the bipartisan messages I bring with me, I bring Democrats and Republicans here to this room to this country today, to say that the United States stands ready to forge a new trade agreement with Great Britain as soon as possible so that we may further tap into the great potential between our two people. When a leader gases his own people, you have to make good your word to oppose. Of course all options are on the table – you never take options off the table.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - London

I cannot imagine you will not get this done, and we will be with you every step of the way.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

And I do believe that Donald Trump is a guy who has good relationships, who knows how to get deals done.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Obamacare

We believe in Congress retaining its lawmaking power, but this lawsuit hasn't run its course. While the lawsuit is running its course, the administration is exercising their discretion with respect to the [cost sharing reductions].feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Abortion

Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious liberty.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We don't want to pull the rug out from under people.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The good news is we don't have to deal with the Obama administration. We don't have to fight an administration that we disagree with on so many issues. We are now working with an administration we agree with.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Chemical weapons

These tactical strikes make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian people.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I am confident that he will oversee a professional investigation into Russia's actions and follow the facts wherever they may lead.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

I think Chairman Nunes wants to make sure this is not a distraction to a very important investigation.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Republican Party

This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve. We have more work to do.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election.feedback

Apr 06 2017

After years of talk about cutting red tape, it is now actually happening. We are reversing the Obama administration's most recent and last regulatory onslaught. And, more fundamentally, we are returning power from unelected bureaucrats in Washington to the states and the people that we represent.feedback

Apr 06 2017

It's alive, and we're making progress. It's going to take a little bit of time.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election. Chairman Nunes has offered to step aside as the lead Republican on this probe, and I fully support this decision.feedback

Apr 05 2017

The House has a (tax reform) plan but the Senate doesn't quite have one yet. They're working on one. The White House hasn't nailed it down.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We can keep working this for weeks now. We've got time to figure this out.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Trumpcare

We're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now, but that is not to say that we are ready to go.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - American politics

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage about how to move forward in a way that can get everybody to 216. Now we're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now. But that is not to say that we are ready to go.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - American politics

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage. It's important that we don't just win the votes of one caucus, or one group, but that we get the votes and get the consensus of 216 of our members.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Republican Party

We're at the concept stage right now.feedback

Apr 04 2017

If conservatives want 100 percent repeal, let's say moderates want 80 percent repeal. Let's vote on 90 percent repeal, and be done with it.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Obamacare

The whole idea of Obamacare is the people ... who are healthy pay for the people who are sick; it's not working and that's why it's in a death spiral.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - American politics

We've been an opposition party for ten years. We've got to become a proposition, governing party.feedback

Apr 01 2017

We think reconciliation is the tool, because that gets it into law. Reconciliation is the way to go.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Trumpcare

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. ... We're close. What I am encouraging our members to do is keep talking with each other until we can get consensus to pass this bill. But it's very understandable that the president is frustrated, that we haven't gotten to where we need to go.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

What I worry about (…) is that if we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare and that's not – that's hardly a conservative thing. They're not going to help us repeal Obamacare, that's my point.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline. You all know that he does that in various forms, including Twitter. I understand the president's frustration. What I encourage our members to do is keep talking until we get this done, to pass this.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

It's really important that we do something to fix this problem.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. About 90 percent of our conference is for this bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and about 10 percent are not and that's not enough to pass a bill.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I won't speak for the FBI, but I've never seen any suggestion or any evidence that that's the case.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Trumpcare

I don't want that to happen. I don't want government running health care. The government shouldn't tell you what you must do with your life, with your healthcare.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Twitter

What I am encouraging members to do is keep talking to one another until we can pass this bill. [Trump] is expressing his frustration. We all know he does that in various forms, including Twitter. The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel laws?feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem. The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. We work with Democrats all the time ... but I don't think it's a stretch of the mind to suggest that the Democrats disagree with us about repealing Obamacare. So if we're going to do what we said we would do and repeal and replace Obamacare, something tells me the Democrats are not going to help us.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We're not going to have a government shutdown.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Medicaid -- sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate -- we've been dreaming of this since I've been around, since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

Mar 28 2017

It's the same thing as always around this place – a lot of politics, people get heated, but I'm not going to involve myself with that.feedback

Mar 28 2017

And we saw good overtures from those members from different parts of our conference to get there because we all share these goals and we're just going to have to figure out how to get it done.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I won't tell you the timeline because we want to get it right. We have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda, but we want to make sure that we get it right.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Obamacare

The worst is yet to come with Obamacare.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Obamacare

Yes, this does make tax reform more difficult, but it does not in any way make it impossible.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Today's executive order is based on a fundamental truth: energy drives our economy. President Obama disregarded this, and the result was a barrage of regulations that crippled America's energy industry. That is all in the past now. President Trump's executive order will help America's energy workers and reverse much of the damage done.feedback

Mar 27 2017

Basically . . . 90 percent of our members of the conference were there and ready to go and be a governing party and were happy with where we were, and around 10 percent were still in what I would call 'opposition party mode'. About 10 percent of our people, a particular bloc, just weren't there yet, even with the president's involvement.feedback

Mar 27 2017

When we're in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda. I will explain how it all still works, and how we're still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans. So please make sure that if you can come, you come – it will be good to look at what can feasibly get done and where things currently stand. But know this: We are not giving up.feedback

Mar 27 2017

We are going to keep getting at this thing. We're not going to just all of a sudden abandon health care and move on to the rest. We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health care problem. . . . It's just that valuable, that important. Ninety percent of our conference was very, very upset with about 10 percent, and I didn't want things being done and said that people would regret. So I sent folks home for the weekend to just kind of soak in what had happened, appreciate the situation and start over and get back to work again.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - American politics

In a strange way, this really merged our teams – our team in the House with the president's team – even more closely. I think the White House, the president in particular, has a much, much clearer understanding of just the dynamic that we have in the House Republican Conference. And so that, if anything, is very helpful that he really now appreciates the challenges we have of governing and of becoming a governing party.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Trumpcare

Does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is no.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Republican Party

We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now, in three months' time, we try to go to governing where we actually have to get ... people to agree with each other. We will get there. But we weren't there today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Moving from an opposition party to a governing party, comes with growing pains and well, we're feeling those growing pains today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

We are going to proceed with tax reform.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Trumpcare

Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Republican Party

We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that.feedback

Mar 25 2017

The president gave his all in this effort. He's really been fantastic.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I'm sure they may be pleased right now.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Republican Party

I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Obamacare

I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us we will take time to reflect on how we got here, what we could have done better…This is a setback, but it is not the end of the story.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Trumpcare

I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the story.feedback

Mar 24 2017

We need to get 216 people to agree with each other to write legislation, not 210, not 215.feedback

Mar 24 2017

We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now in three months' time we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things. We have even more agreement on the need and the nature of tax reform on funding the government, on rebuilding the military, on securing the border.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Obamacare

I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because they own Obamacare. They 100 percent own it.feedback

Mar 23 2017

For seven and a half years we have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families, and tomorrow we're proceeding.feedback

Mar 23 2017

There are only so many things you can do in that bill because of Senate floor rules, reconciliation. You can't put everything you want in that legislation, because if you did it would be filibustered, and you couldn't even bring it up for a vote in the Senate.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Republican Party

Instead of imposing arrogant and paternalistic mandates, it would increase choice and competition, creating a vibrant market where every American will have access to quality, affordable coverage.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - NATO

I am saying I have seen nothing of that. I have seen nothing come of that. And then TIME magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody's had more covers.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Obamacare

The bottom line is, we made a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we are going to keep our word.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - Obamacare

Our whole thing is we don't want to load up our bill in such a way that it doesn't even get considered in the Senate and it's killed in the Senate, and then we lost our one chance with this one tool we have.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - Obamacare

If we don't keep our promise, it will be very hard to manage this.feedback

Mar 22 2017

If you get 85 percent of what you want, that's pretty darn good. We don't want to put something in this bill that the Senate is telling us is fatal.feedback

Mar 21 2017

The president just came here and knocked the ball out of the park. He knocked the cover off the ball.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Obamacare

I disagree with that, because we have a lot of Freedom Caucus members who are supporting this bill. This is our chance, and this is our moment, it's a big moment. And I think our members are beginning to appreciate just what kind of rendezvous with destiny we have right here.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Trumpcare

President Trump was here to do what he does best and that is to close the deal.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Trumpcare

With this amendment we accelerate tax relief, give states additional options to spend health care dollars how they choose, strengthen what were already substantial pro-life protections and ensure there are necessary resources to help older Americans and the disabled.feedback

Mar 20 2017

So Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate, we've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg. ... I've been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We're on the cusp of doing something we've long believed in.feedback